>We all have that friend, don’t we? The friend we’ve known forever. The friend we got in our trouble with. The friend we spent morning, noon and night with. The friend we feel at home with – even if it’s been a while since we were last together. The friend that completed our youth. This is a little post about my friend – Jaime.
|Proudly wearing our new band t-shirts – Senior year 1998|
I have many close friends. I am so blessed to have a handful of women who I love dearly, who have been there for me for what seems like my entire life. Jaime is different though. Something inside of me knew the minute I met Jaime that my life would never be the same. She has been my kindred spirit for a long time.
We have gone through a lot together. Hair changes (many – on my part. She was my personal hair stylist when we were younger!), boyfriends (oh geez…), sneaking out, our first drinks, learning to drive, high school band and all the craziness that goes with it, etc. As we have grown from teenagers to women, our lives have changed greatly. Marriage, growing apart a bit, learning to live as adults. These are hard things to grow into. And although we don’t see each other nearly as much as we should or would like, she still feels like home to me. She’s like a lighthouse for me – always beaconing me back to my foundations in the midst of my crazy life.
|Senior prom – 1998|
Despite years of “I’m never going to have children,” and “I’m just going to be an aunt,” Jaime is getting ready to welcome her baby girl, Sophia Lyn, into the world in a little over a month. Nothing ever really prepares you for this. For your best friend, your partner in crime, to become a MOTHER. It seems so weird. I mean, we’re just KIDS, right? But at the same time, it feels so natural. Like she’s been moving towards this the entire time I’ve known her.
|Checking out our friend’s new house – 1996 or 97?|
I can’t wait to meet her little girl. I can’t wait to snuggle her and someday tell her about just how crazy her mama is. Someday Matt and I will welcome a child to our lives as well, and I can’t wait for our kids to be friends.
|Mini-Olympics 1998 – We got in big trouble for our outfits, but had a great time anyway!|
Growing old can be hard, but days like these I am so grateful for the lives Jaime and I are leading together but separately. Our shared history will surely lead to a fantastic future, don’t you think?
|At Jaime’s baby shower – not sure what’s up with my face, but she looks great, doesn’t she? 🙂|